(BPT) – More than 39 million Americans 16 and older lack a high school diploma, according to the 2010 U.S. Census. And while a new survey indicates their reasons for dropping out range from lack of parental support to becoming parents themselves, those seeking a second chance at an education often find hope in General [...]
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(BPT) – Forty percent, or 5 million, of unemployed Americans are considered long-term unemployed,” according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, meaning they have been jobless for at least 27 weeks. With so many people facing long-term unemployment it’s inevitable that the topic is raised as they seek and interview for jobs.
(ARA) – It seems that nearly every newscast these days includes some discussion of wide-scale joblessness in the U.S. and discussion of economic crises at home and abroad. The American worker has been taken on a roller coaster ride over the course of the last few years that has left many in a tailspin when [...]
By Will Edwards In my workshops, we often talk about the importance of cultivating an effective professional image and, when it comes to thinking about selecting the right clothing for business, people will occasionally say something to the effect that they would dress like the manager if they were to get the manager’s job. This [...]
(ARA) – Everyone has heard that employers like to hire the currently employed, and there is a stigma attached to gaps in work history: generally, the longer the gap, the larger the stigma. This is a stigma potentially affecting 5.9 million people (or 42.4 percent of all the unemployed) who are defined as “long-term unemployed,” [...]
By Ruchira Agrawal Some of you may be familiar with the term “authentic career”, others perhaps reading this for the first time and wondering what it really means. The term ‘Authenticity’ according to Wikipedia means – “the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit, or character”, despite “external forces, pressures, and [...]